A Conversation with David Shields

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David Shields’s War Is Beautiful critiques sixty-four photographs of war that ran on the front page of the Times between 1997 and 2013.

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Hiroji Kubota Photographer

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Here, in an excerpt from the book, Aperture Foundation’s executive director Chris Boot speaks with Kubota about his beginnings as a photographer.

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Exhibition: Paul Graham on The Whiteness of the Whale at Pier 24 Photography

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14_Graham_Install

San Francisco’s Pier 24 Photography recently opened Paul Graham’s exhibition The Whiteness of the Whale, the venue’s first-ever presentation of a single artist.

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An Archival Interview with Richard Misrach

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Misrach_Featured

The following conversation between Aperture Foundation editor-in-chief, Melissa Harris, and Richard Misrach was recorded at his California studio in March 1992.

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Highlights from From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola

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Curators Sarah Meister, who focused on Horacio Coppola, and Roxana Marcoci, who researched Grete Stern, offer comments and insights into key works in the exhibition.

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Kathrin Sonntag On Her Installation, This Was Tomorrow Once

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Kathrin_2

Berlin-based artist Kathrin Sonntag was commissioned to create one of twelve new photography-based projects for RAY 2015.

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If You Came Here to Have Fun, You Will

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PBR8_194

Jason Fulford and Aperture editor Denise Wolff discussed the parallel lives of a book through its events, and the event as intersection of artist and viewer.

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On Chance and Photography

William Henry Fox Talbot, The Open Door, 1844. Courtesy Hans P. Kraus Jr., New York
William Henry Fox Talbot, The Open Door, 1844. Courtesy Hans P. Kraus Jr., New York

To what degree is photography dependent on chance? Robin Kelsey tackles this question in his new book, Photography and the Art of Chance.

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Collecting the Japanese Photobook

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CollectingJapanesePhotobook

Ivan Vartanian spoke to Ryuichi Kaneko about how he became one of the first and most enduring champions of the Japanese photobook.

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